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Today we released a new single on Bone Union Records.

BUR 1106 – The Underdogz – Black Eyed Dog

Founded as a local cover band by Suat Vergili and Sarp Keskiner in 2016 under the synonym “Almost Rock’n Roll”, THE UNDERDOGZ (Izmir) recorded this obscure modal nugget of Nick Drake for a compilation album, curated by In the Void collective (based in Istanbul). Enjoy a rarity from the band that had disbanded in 2018, featuring the one and only female rock drummer based in Izmir.

  • Sarp Keskiner: vocals, guitar, harmonica, ocarina, jews harp, percussion
  • Suat Vergili: guitar
  • Ufuk Sinkil: bass
  • Oyku Celik: drums, backing vocals

Arranged, mixed and produced by: Suat Vergili and Sarp Keskiner (2017 / University of 9 Eylul – Department of Musical Sciences / Izmir, Turkey)
Cover Photo: Sarp Keskiner
Graphic Design: Elfin Yuksektepe (2021 / Bandha / Izmir, Turkey)

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.

Bone Union Records was founded in June 2020 by Sarp Keskiner (TR) and Jan Mittendorp (NL). The label aims to document a neglected musical scene in Turkey not just by releasing archival material from mid-90’s to this date; but also keen on releasing brand new material from Turkish artists. Though the scope mainly consist rare recordings of local traditional blues, urban blues and gospel acts, the material varies wildly by inclusion of folk, funk, dub, noise and experimental releases, that goes way beyond the borders of conventional blues. Thus, the label supports any musical efforts to improve the chances of exchange of blues and neighboring genres between Netherlands and Turkey.

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Today we released a new single on Bone Union Records.

BUR 1104 – Mechanical Rooster – Holy Shit

As locals of Denizli, founded in 2016 by Mustafa Kaçar and Onur Çağlar in Izmir, Turkey; Mechanical Rooster is proud to present their first single “Holy Shit!”

Supervised by Turkish blues veteran / producer Sarp Keskiner, the band suggests an innovative formula by blending urban blues with old school hip hop while preaching their idiosyncratic view on daily issues in a cut-up tradition, reminding pioneers of the Beat Generation.

Musicians:
Mustafa Kaçar: Vocals, lyrics, harmonicas, synthesizer
Onur Çağlar: Vocals, lyrics, sampling, turntable, fx
Special guest) Sarp Keskiner: Guitars, bass, percussion

Arranged, mixed and produced by Mechanical Rooster (2020 Izmir, Turkey)
Supervised by Sarp Keskiner (Bone Union Records, 2020, Izmir, Turkey)
Mastering by Burak Ataş (Maven Mastering, 2020, Izmir, Turkey)

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.

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single The Old Ramblers

this week we released the first single on Bone Union Records.

BR 1101 – The Old Ramblers – Bourgeouis Blues

The single is an appetizer from the upcoming album of The Old Ramblers. The album will be titled “Find Me On The Road Somewhere” and is scheduled for release early September 2020.

Located in Izmir, Turkey; since 2016, The Old Ramblers cover pre-war rural blues classics, and post-war urban blues standarts besides gospels, spirituals, work songs, edgy ragtime and bluegrass tunes with a bravado.

The musicians are:
Sarp Keskiner: Vocal, electric guitars, bass, maracas
Orhun Keskinbıçak: Harmonica
Türker Özer: Acoustic guitar

The track is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.